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Smoky Mountain Weddings

Getting Married in the Smokies

Having your wedding in the Smoky Mountains is a beautiful, breathtaking experience.

 Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapels & Services

What exactly is it that makes the Smoky Mountain such a popular wedding destination?  Could it be the picturesque outdoor settings?  The abundance of entertainment and shopping options?  The wide variety of wedding chapels available to couples looking to tie the knot?  Or could it be a combination of all of these elements that make the Smoky Mountains "the Wedding Capitol of the South"?

Even without all of the added benefits of a trip to the Smoky Mountains, the natural beauty of the area alone would make it an attractive destination to couples in love.  Offering average highs in the mid- to upper-80s in the summer and lows in the mid- to upper-20s in the winter, the climate of the area offers something for warm and cool weather fans alike. 

While mild temperatures and picturesque scenery are enticing to those looking to exchange their vows outdoors, there are plenty of beautiful chapels available in the Smoky Mountains to host more traditional ceremonies and offer protection from the sometimes unpredictable elements of nature.

See Also:  What time of the year is best for weddings in the Smokies?

Wedding Checklist...

Whether your marriage ceremony is a simple or complex affair, there are certain things you will need to have arranged before that special day.

SmokiesAdventure.com wants to help make sure you have everything in order by providing this wedding checklist.

  • Select the season & date.
  • Secure the wedding location.
  • Secure the reception location.
  • Select the reception menu.
  • Reserve honeymoon accommodations.
  • Make hair and makeup appointments for yourself and members of the wedding party.
  • Arrive a day or so prior to your wedding to relax and take care of any last minute details.
  • Shop for bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts and any last-minute items.
  • Go with your future spouse to pick up your marriage license (Remember to bring a photo ID).
  • Get married.
  • Live happily ever after!
Money-Saving Tips for Your Smokies Wedding

Outdoor weddings in the Smoky Mountains range from gazebo settings to waterfall backdrops to ceremonies conducted in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park itself.  A park wedding is subject to several guidelines, however, a list of which can found here.

Those choosing to hold their ceremonies indoors have a nearly endless supply of chapels to choose from, ranging from the traditional church wedding atmosphere to those practically attached to resorts and their numerous amenities.

To only mention these two options, however, is merely scratching the surface of the many alternatives a Smoky Mountain wedding can offer.  Location-wise, beautiful cabins are available to those who would rather the necessities of a ceremony come to them, down to the photographer and minister.

See Also:  Do's & Don'ts of a Destination Wedding 

Gatlinburg is home to the world's only Hard Rock Cafe with a wedding chapel and offers visitors to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies not only the opportunity to propose in a unique way but also various wedding packages.  The Titanic exhibit at Pigeon Forge offers wedding packages and vow renewal ceremonies on a replica of the ship's grand staircase.

If you're thinking of planning a Smoky Mountain dream wedding, check out our list of resources here at SmokiesAdventure.com.  We want to help make sure your big day is everything you always hoped it would be!

To help get started, check out the wedding checklist at right.

Or, you can browse some of these Smoky Mountain area agencies to help you plan your wedding.

Other Wedding Facilities

A Little Old Country ChapelAdd to Trip Planner
4152 Dellinger Hollow Road
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
865-430-3047

A Wedding CottageAdd to Trip Planner
3416 Householder Street
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
800-264-3331

Abiding Grace- Chapel on the Creek Add to Trip Planner
P.O. Box 1035
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
877-980-7676
Website

Above the Mist Wedding Services Add to Trip Planner
512 Parton Drive
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
866-280-1933
Website

Almost Heaven Resort & Weddings Add to Trip Planner
3724 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
800-771-1207
Website

Always Together Weddings Add to Trip Planner
3139 Emerald Springs Loop
Sevierville, TN  37862
865-429-1511
Website

Angels View Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
1740 High Rock Way
Sevierville, TN  37862
800-758-6604
Website

Back Home Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
2202 Ridge Road
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
800-269-7799
Website

Berry Springs Lodge Add to Trip Planner
2149 Seaton Springs Road
Sevierville, TN  37862
865-908-7935
Website

Bluff Mountain Inn Add to Trip Planner
1887 Bluff Mountain Road
Sevierville, TN  37876
865-908-0321
Website

Chalet Mountain Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
890 Holly Branch Drive
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
888-686-5683
Website

Chapel at the Park Add to Trip Planner
1844 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
800-693-6479
Website

Chapel in the CoveAdd to Trip Planner
1100 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
865-430-1548

Chapel in the Glen/ Honeymoon Resort Add to Trip Planner
412 Glades Road
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
800-537-1505
Website

Creekside Cove Wedding Chapel Add to Trip Planner
702 Wears Valley Road
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
888-993-7655
Website

Creekwalk Inn and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm Add to Trip Planner
164 Midddle Creek Road
Cosby, TN  37722
423-487-4000
Website

Cupid's Petals Add to Trip Planner
1428 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
888-626-9771
Website

Dancing Bear Lodge Add to Trip Planner
137 Apple Valley Way
Townsend, TN  37882
800-369-0111
Website

Eight Gables Bed and Breakfast Inn Add to Trip Planner
219 North Mountain Trail Road
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
865-430-3344
Website

Evergreen Cottage Inn Bed & Breakfast Add to Trip Planner
3416 Householder Street
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
865-453-4000
Website

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